Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Peter Damett

Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Peter Damett

Sumner County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, November 20, 1920

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Nicholas Peter Damett

Deputy Nicholas Damett was shot and killed as he and the night watchman attempted to arrest two brothers at approximately 1840 hours. Deputy Damett suspected the two brothers of possessing stolen property and approached them near Main Street and told the two to stop. The two turned around and one of them opened fire with a revolver, killing Deputy Damett instantly. The suspects both fled the scene.

The brother who shot Deputy Damett was arrested in Wiggins, Colorado, in January 1922.

Deputy Damett had served with the sheriff's department for 11 years and also served as a county constable. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Arrested in 1922

arrest attempt

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Deputy Sheriff Damett,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sumner County.


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November 20, 2020

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